"conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
not officially recognized or controlled
"an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
used of spoken and written language
cozy, intimate, informal(adj)
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
Not formal or ceremonious; casual.
an informal get-together
Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.
an informal agreement
Suited for everyday use.
Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
Not organized; not structured or planned.
not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit
Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]
deranged in mind; out of one's senses
Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]
A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.
We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525
The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of informal in a Sentence
The increase in growth in the informal sector versus a reduction in salaried private sector employment is a sign of how precarious employment is becoming in Latin America.
It's not that we're not talking. We are. It's just informal at this stage.
Over time the chant was formalized in the local SAE chapter and was taught to pledges as part of the formal and informal leadership process, it is clear that during the four years since the chant was brought to the university campus, its existence was known by recent members and ... it became part of the institutionalized culture of the chapter.
Pushing the exchange business out from the formal economy to the informal cash economy to operate under the radar will worsen the problem, not solve it.
These measures are not likely to trickle down to people in the informal sector.
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Translations for informal
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- غير رسميArabic
- informalCatalan, Valencian
- zwanglos, unförmlich, informell, inoffiziellGerman
- ανεπίσημος, φιλικόςGreek
- familiar, informalSpanish
- غیر رسمیPersian
- familier, informelFrench
- 普段, 非公式, 褻, 日常, 口語, 内々Japanese
- непринуждённый, неофициальный, неформальныйRussian
- không chính thứcVietnamese
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